Effects Of Ozone Depletion

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Global Warming and Ozone Depletion Global warming is a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the Earth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide , chlorofluorocarbons and other pollutants. One of the biggest issues that is currently taking place in global warming is depletion of the ozone layer and human activities are part of the blame. The ozone layer is a layer in the earth stratosphere that contains a high concentration of ozone which is meant to absorb most of the ultraviolet radiation from the Sun that is reaching the earth. The effects of global warming can bring about both ecological and social changes that are caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases are gases that contribute to absorbing infrared radiation, carbon dioxide, and chlorofluorocarbon. There is a theory that the climate change is occurring and that human activities could be the primary driver. Many people around the world are aiding in the destruction of our ozone layer. Human activities such as polluting the air with toxins and gases from industrial facilities and motor vehicles among other things are causing our ozone layer to weaken, these issues and other problems are leading to the depletion of our ozone layer. Ozone depletion is becoming a widespread concern because it effects all living things on earth. The pollution that is being released into the air contains high levels of chemicals such as chlorine and bromine which are two of the main contributors to the reduction and quantity of our ozone layer and causing this widespread concern .The main issue with ozone depleting substances such as chlorine and bromine is that they effect the stability of the ozon... ... middle of paper ... ... could produce enough ozone fast enough or in large enough quantities to help replace the natural ozone production process. Over time, stratospheric chlorine and bromine will combine with other chemicals and eventually fall back to Earth. That's the point of ending production of these chemicals under the Montreal Protocol and the Clean Air Act. The good news is that the stability works both ways. In our bucket, narrowing the hole allows the water inside to rise to a higher stable point. Similarly, by ending production of ozone depletes, we allow natural processes to remove excess chlorine and bromine, which slows the ozone destruction reactions to normal speeds, and the production process will have the chance to restore the ozone layer to normal levels. Scientists expect that with full compliance with the Montreal Protocol, the ozone layer will heal by about 2050.
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